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Bachelor of Arts


The B.A. major in chemistry prepares students for careers outside the laboratory, such as medical school, dental school, or nontraditional careers in chemistry. Students wishing to pursue graduate work are strongly encouraged to pursue the B.S. degree. Chemistry studies the substances of matter: how it is composed and its properties, interactions, combinations, changes, and uses.

Offered at IU Bloomington by College of Arts and Sciences

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